The leading receiver for the Ducks has been selected by the Minnesota Vikings. He falls far below my initial projection of the sixth round when the season started.
He joins the Vikings draft class of North Carolina State OL Garrett Bradbury, Alabama TE Irv Smith, Jr, Boise State RB Alexander Mattison, Oklahoma OL Dru Samia, USC LB Cameron Smith, Arkansas DT Armon Watts, Wyoming DB Marcus Epps, OT Oli Udoh, CB Kris Boyd, Colorado State WR Olabisi Johnson, US Air Force Academy LS Austin Cutting.
Some thoughts on Mitchell
I didn't like what the Vikes did yesterday, but they're killing it today.— Thor Nystrom (@thorku) April 27, 2019
Dillon Mitchell in Round 7 is a steal. Not gonna star, but I think he's gonna hang
6'1/197, 57th-percentile SPARQ. No. 1 target of Justin Herbert
Ranked him WR16/108 overall, comped him to Steve Breaston pic.twitter.com/EbjqtuCK59
With pick 239 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the #Vikings select Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon.— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 27, 2019
Dillon Mitchell posted a Good #RAS with Good size, Good speed, Good explosiveness, Okay agility at the WR position. pic.twitter.com/Zg244pQgcr
How he fits the Vikings:
He has a shot to make the 53 man roster in Minnesota as a fourth receiver on the depth chart behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Laquon Treadwell. Mitchell will have to seriously compete to make it though. He has a decent chance of making the roster but will need to contribute on special teams.
He really could have used the senior year to improve his stock instead he will be fighting to make a roster.